Weekend mishap brings OWI accusation

From Local Sources

IRELAND — Sheriff’s deputies placed a woman into custody early Sunday after responding to a mishap west of Ireland.

The Dubois County Sheriff’s Department was called at 1:05 a.m. to the scene of a mishap on Old Petersburg Road north of State Road 56. Deputies found a 2016 Chevrolet Cruze being driven by Janelle C. Hochgesang, 27, 3334 E. Schnellville Road, Jasper, at the scene.

Deputies said Hochgesang appeared highly intoxicated. Her blood alcohol content allegedly tested .319 percent, according to authorities.

After she was medically cleared at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center for her level of intoxication, Hochgesang was booked into the Dubois County Security Center on a preliminary misdemeanor count of operating while intoxicated. She posted bond Monday morning.

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